Updated geospatial data is needed more and more in order to enhance the situational awareness of soldiers at the field. One World Terrain (OWT) is a US Army research effort that seeks to provide a set of 3D global terrain capabilities and services that can replicate the coverage and complexities of the operational environment.
The OWT software was intended to build 3D battle maps for training simulations. But an early version has already proven so useful that special operators are using it to plan actual missions.
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